The shooting took place Saturday morning, April 4, 2015 at about 9:30 after a routine traffic stop. Arresting officer, Michael Slager, initially claimed that he fired in self-defense. He told investigators that he pulled over Walter Scott for a broken tail light and was confronted with life-threatening resistance. However after a video surfaced, it was clear that this was not true. The South Carolina officer was then rightfully charged with murder. The video clearly shows Slager shooting the unarmed black man in the back several times.